Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Clariidae
Etymology: Clarias: Greek, chlaros = lively, in reference to the ability of the fish to live for a long time out of water; sulcatus: Derived from the Latin sulcatus, meaning furrow, in reference to the shape of the front fontanel.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical, preferred ?
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55369)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 56 - 64;
Vertebrae: 62 - 64. Distinguished from Southeast Asian congeners, except Clarias batrachus and C. insolitus in having a narrow frontal fontanel. Differs from C. batrachus in possessing more anal-fin rays (56-64 vs. 47-58) and a broader snout and from C. insolitus in having a wider head (17.4-18.3% SL vs. 14.0-15.6) and a smaller distance between the occipital process and the dorsal fin (7.2-7.5% SL vs. 10.3-12.4) (Ref. 55369).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ng, H.H., 2004. Clarias sulcatus, a new walking catfish (Teleostei: Clariidae) from Pulau Redang. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 15(4):289-294. (Ref. 55369)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00724 (0.00336 - 0.01560), b=2.99 (2.82 - 3.16), based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .